Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jun 2014, 07:16am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Front Seven Ratings

Lots of FO analysis weaved into these ratings. After years working here in various capacities, I still discover new things hidden right under my nose, in plain sight. The defensive DVOA ratings against running backs and tight ends makes a fascinating indicator of the "shape" of a front seven's performance: maybe they are forcing tight ends and backs to block all the time, or covering them well, or abandoning too much in the name of pass rush (the Browns), leaving the screen and hot read game wide open.

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7 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2014, 9:42pm by panthersnbraves

09 Jun 2014, 03:10am by Rivers McCown

NFL's Super Bowl Wish List

What does your city need to do to bring the Super Bowl to town? Oh, not much. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune got hold of the NFL's requests.

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4 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2014, 1:35am by MC2

09 Jun 2014, 03:06am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Dr. Z Awards

This week, PK is around to recommend Father's Day books (like, hey, Mike Tanier's!) and talk up the inaugural "Dr. Z" awards handed out by the PFWA.

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6 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2014, 3:12pm by Theo

06 Jun 2014, 07:11pm by Rivers McCown

Discovery Channel

Will the NFL have to accede to some discovery in Missouri state court? Patrick Hruby has a primer.

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04 Jun 2014, 05:54pm by Rivers McCown

Colin Kaepernick Signs Six-Year, $110 Million Extension

Russell Wilson licks his lips...

Reportedly there's $61 million in guaranteed money. That's kind of unbelievable, so some of it is probably guaranteed only for injury. Full terms not out yet.

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38 comments, Last at 06 Jun 2014, 3:54pm by Perfundle

04 Jun 2014, 11:13am by Matt Waldman

The Third Annual Rookie Scouting Portfolio Writer's Project

The mission of the RSP Writers’ Project is to encourage writers and readers to expand their understanding of pro football through a written exercise. This year’s RSPWP the participating writer will be the general manager of an NFL team faced with a decision based on actual NFL events.

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2 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2014, 10:42am by Noah of Arkadia

02 Jun 2014, 09:47am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Locker Room Culture

The NFL is gathering information to come up with solutions that will keep future Incognito incidents from happening. PK also shares his memories from 25 years of sports writing and nugget-izes Malcolm Glazer and the "graying" of NFL ownership.

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6 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2014, 6:00pm by LionInAZ

02 Jun 2014, 07:56am by Cian Fahey

Keenan Lewis: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict 2014

Keenan Lewis was one of the bigger free agent additions before last season, but how did he perform in New Orleans?

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5 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2014, 3:07pm by Steve B

02 Jun 2014, 06:45am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: O-Line Rankings

It was inevitable that I would give up trying to brainstorm loopy offseason features each week and revert to something more conventional and easier to promote. Going to go unit by unit ranking teams throughout June and into July. In the event that I come up with something loopy, I will just write it midweek.

Also Sports on Earth unveils a 32-team offseason feature this week, starting with the Falcons. My usual co-conspirators, including Rob Weintraub, Russ Lande, Dan Pompeii and Andrew Garda, will be chipping in and breaking down teams throughout the month.

Finally, buy my book.

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3 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2014, 3:30pm by CaffeineMan

30 May 2014, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Daryl Washington Suspended for Entire 2014 Season

Well, this is as big as the Cowboys losing Sean Lee to a torn ACL. Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington will miss the entire season, suspended due to the league's substance abuse policy. That's actually a little bit of a surprise, if only because it seemed a more likely reason for the suspension was Washington's recent plea bargain for an assault charge. (Beating up your ex-girlfriend is not a good thing.) The Cardinals may need to scramble now for veterans to play next to Kevin Minter.

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23 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2014, 4:33pm by LionInAZ